[lug] So now we're a bunch of communists, eh?

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Jul 31 17:22:22 MDT 2000

B O'Fallon wrote:
> Steve Ballmer, at Microsoft's annual financial analysts meeting in
> Seattle (the full article is here:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/1/12266.html):
> "Linux is a tough competitor. There's no company led Linux, there's
> barely a Linux road map. Yet Linux sort of springs organically from the
> earth. And it had, you know, the characteristics of communism that
> people love so very, very much about it. That is, it's free."
> -----------
> I have in my lifetime been called many, many things (some good, some not
> so good) but no one until now has dared called me a communist. Perhaps a
> better term for Linux users would be "anarchists." Or, we since they
> want something for free, how about "misers"?
> But communists? Never!
> B. O'Fallon
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This confirms, on the magnitude scale, that Microsoft is a fascist. The
question is now whether Steve or Bill should wear the funny mustache.

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